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tagline for double rope rappels

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Scott E · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 0

What does everyone prefer to use as the second rope when a full rope length rappel is necessary? I have seen people use anywhere from 6-8mm static line and some people using a half rope. 

Zachary Winters · · Mazama, Washington · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 207

Half rope.

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,530

Half rope. I never got into the tag line thing- if the rope gets stuck, I can lead on the half rope in a pinch to go get it. Some people swear by it, though.

That said, I'm thinking about getting an 80m, because I hate carrying two ropes....

20 kN · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2009 · Points: 1,348

6mm cord. This has been covered literately seven quadrilion times. use the search.

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310

Use Double ropes... one day you will be happy.

Eric and Lucie · · Boulder, CO · Joined Oct 2004 · Points: 140

Why carry a second rope on your back when you can use it to your advantage while leading?  Use double ropes.

Dylan B. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 938

120 meter single rope.

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